Splendid Athletic Woven pants | $118 at Shopbop, Splendid, Revolve – various sizes/colors are available, Splendid has TONS of colors
Splendid gravity sandals | $43 at Nordstrom, only one size left in the color I have, 6pm has more sizes for $54 (click on the blue sandal above) – size down 1/2 size
Everlane Ryan tee | old style, it has a huge hole in the front which is why it’s tucked in
Jas M.B. bag | same style, different color at Barney’s
Lizzie Fortunato necklace | not available
I bought these pants via Revolve (with their 25% off code, PSWFALL25 – expires today!!) and returned them because the medium was too small. But then a friend got them in a large and said I would love them if I just went up a size, and she was right. I do love them. They’re pretty slim cut, and they’re still a little snug around my calves, but they do stretch out with wear. And I can’t push them up on my leg and style them all cute like the model, but I’m okay with that. Truthfully, I have had a hard time deciding to keep these pants. Why? Because they’re NOT BLACK. If they were black, it’d be a no-brainer – of course I’d keep them. But since they’re green, and a bit lighter in real life than in this picture, I’ve struggled. Not that I don’t have anything to wear with them, just that I worry about “the look.” Can I pull them off? And I’m afraid they’re too “summery” as we’re moving into fall.
Ugh. This is what I go through with every item of clothing. I LOVE THESE pants. Really really love them. But somehow I’m not good enough for them, and I am concerned about the image I’ll portray wearing light green pants. SOOOO ridiculous, I know, but there it is…If I saw them on someone else, I would think “how cute!” and dismiss them as something I couldn’t wear. Now I’m wearing them, and I love them, and I think they look great on me, but still…that ugly voice in my head tells me otherwise. Not all the time, but sometimes.
Just yesterday in my flying tigers post I mentioned that I’m tired of doing that (thanks to Ashe for reminding me that I CAN be that girl) – thinking everything looks better on someone else – and I am. I just don’t know how to stop that dialogue in my head. Maybe I can’t stop it, maybe I just need to ignore it. Which is what I’m doing right now. Because I’m keeping, and wearing these f’ing pants.
Have you ever bought something you loved only to struggle with wearing it because you think you can’t pull it off? Or it doesn’t look as good on you as EVERYONE else??
Enjoy your weekend!!!